A search for pair-produced resonances in four-jet final states at s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector Academic Article uri icon


  • A search for massive coloured resonances which are pair-produced and decay into two jets is presented. The analysis uses 36.7 fb - 1 of s = 13 TeV pp collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. No significant deviation from the background prediction is observed. Results are interpreted in a SUSY simplified model where the lightest supersymmetric particle is the top squark, t ~ , which decays promptly into two quarks through R-parity-violating couplings. Top squarks with masses in the range 100 GeV < m t ~ < 410   GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. If the decay is into a b-quark and a light quark, a dedicated selection requiring two b-tags is used to exclude masses in the ranges 100 GeV < m t ~ < 470   GeV and 480 GeV < m t ~ < 610   GeV . Additional limits are set on the pair-production of massive colour-octet resonances.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., Abidi, S. H., ... ATLAS Collaboration, ..

publication date

  • January 1, 2018 11:11 AM